General Orders

Headline:

Rhode Island’s state of disaster emergency was extended through January 10, 2023.

Last-reviewed: 2pm, Jan. 25, 2023

Key Resources:

The Basics

  • RI’s state of emergency extension order here, extending health-related emergency through February 9, 2023.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available for eligible people. More information about vaccines here and boosters here.
  • COVID-19 tests are once again available by mail from the federal government, here.

The Breakdown

  • COVID, Influenza and RSV are three respiratory infections currently spreading in the community. Rhode Island provides information to the CDC. Track COVID community levels here, community transmission levels here (used to determine infection control measures at healthcare facilities) here; influenza here; and RSV here.
  • RI’s general state of disaster emergency was extended through January 10, 2023.

Health and Medical

  • COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, are available to all Rhode Islanders over the age of 6 months. Full vaccine information here.
  • Testing and vaccinations are available at clinics and local pharmacies. People with health insurance can get 8 rapid covid tests through their pharmacy to use at home each month. Information about current testing sites here and vaccine sites here.
  • COVID-19 tests are once again available by mail from the federal government, here.
  • MPox (formerly Monkeypox) vaccines are available for those at risk of MPox. Vaccine information here.
    • CDC Map and Case count here.

The Bottom Line

  • Rhode Island is moving from a pandemic response to an endemic approach to COVID-19. Care teams can expect policy decisions to reflect this shift.